BRUCE Willis’ wife Emma Heming has admitted she ‘struggles with guilt’ over his dementia battle.
British model writes for Maria Shiver’s Sunday paper and reveals all about her family life after Bruce was diagnosed.
Emma,45, said she felt guilty because she could leave Bruce, 68, and go hiking when other caregivers couldn’t.
“I struggle with the guilt of knowing that I have resources that others don’t,” she writes.
“When I can go out for a hike to clear my head, I don’t forget that not all care partners can do that.”
She continued: “When what I shared about our family’s journey was noticed by the press, I knew that there were thousands of untold, unheard stories, each of which deserved sympathy and compassion. care about.”
Bruce was first diagnosed with Aphasia in March 2022 after he noticed problems with his speech.
The movie star later announced his retirement from acting.
Earlier this year, the family announced that Bruce was suffering from frontotemporal dementia after his condition progressed.
She admitted, “I’m so much more hopeful today than after Bruce was first diagnosed. I understand the disease so much more now, and I’m now connected to an amazingly supportive community.”
Emma has since raised awareness: “I hope to find a new purpose—admittedly one I never sought—using the spotlight to help and empower others.
“I feel that what I share is important to people who are struggling and in some way, they feel seen and understood.”
She concluded: “I want people to know that when I hear from another family affected by FTD, I hear our family’s story of grief, loss, and infinite sadness echoing within them.” .”
The couple married in 2009 and have two daughters together – Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9.
Bruce also has three other daughters with ex Demi Moore, Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29.
Bruce was recently spotted making a rare public appearance before his wife commented.
He was photographed cruising around Studio City in California in a black Range Rover.
The actor appeared to remain in the car throughout the outing but kept the windows open to enjoy the sunny weather.
Bruce was driven by a security officer, who was at the wheel while driving slowly.
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The Pulp Fiction star sat in the front next to his security guard but appeared to remain silent throughout the drive.
Bruce wore a simple black outfit and appeared to frown as he looked around at the sights he passed.